does anybody else do this? it seems like I can steady my bow better by restin my little finger on my stabilizer when shootin.
or, is this just a bad habit? I do use a relaxed grip, or maybe a semi relaxed grip would describe it better.
I used to do this, but I stopped. I believe that it creates torque at the last second of your shot when your hand slightly tenses. Especially if you are only shooting a "semi" relaxed grip. Go ahead and try to relax your hand all of the way and take your finger off the stabalizer. Just my 2 cents
if it works for you great. keep doing it. if you are more comfortable with it, keep doing it, if you can do the same with either grip (regular or resting ur finger on the stab) then choose one and keep doing it.
my point basicy is, do what you like, not what others do or say. if it works do it. and also experiment to see what works best for you.
hope this helps.
i used to shoot that way and over the years got away from it but the youngun said it right when he sid ifit's comfortable and it works for you then by all means use it. but try different ways including keeping the little finger off of the stabilizer and see what happens when you don't lay your finger on the stab. that shoud tell you if your torquing into your finger or not.
This thread got me laugh'n. I thought I was the only one who did this. I did it to give me one more item to put on my mental checklist for always doing the same thing each shot. It added a physical aspect to my bow hand. Unfortunately, I agree with everybody saying it's probably giving you some torque. I put a No-Peep on to make my bow hand more consistent without the torque. It's unbelievable how quickly it tells you of a change in grip.
Sounds like you have too much "hand" in the grip. If you are not grabbing the bow,( a problem in itself) there is no way to regulate the side pressure on the stabilizer in the split second the bow is free floating after the shot and before your sling catches it.
You could curl your little finger in under your palm to break the habit.
i've got the elevated stabilizer wing on my bow so my pinky will rest on the stab. haven't had any problems doing it. was kinda wierd at first because i wasn't used to having my stabilizer that high but i got used to it quickly.
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